All credit for this thread should go to bigtoyota479, as he set up the original thread on the old Custom PC forum - I'm simply recreating it here for continuity. --------------------------------- Hi Folks! I represent Maximum PC's F@H Team 11108! It's that time of year again, and we need to get this ball rolling! I think this is the first year you all have been invited, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Since this is your first go, I'll give you a little run-down. This all started quite a few years ago with us and the Overclockers. We have a little sub-team of monkeys, and so do they. We challenged the other team to a little race, first one to 500k points is the winner! Since then this thing has really snowballed and has turned into quite the large event. I'm hoping to get the top 10 teams all involved this year, and we'd be happy to have you guys participate! There's a link to our forums in here with a Trash talk thread, and the Official Chimp Challenge 2009 thread for the Team Captains to talk things over in. Pretty much the same rules that have worked so well in the past. We were thinking that 20 million would be a good number to race to this year, but we can change that if the teams decide on something else. I'm in the process of contacting all of the Top Ten folding teams on EOC, so this year should be very interesting indeed! Couple of things right from the get-go: 1. I'd like you to choose a team captain! The sooner the better, of course. This person will represent your team in all things, so make the choice wisely! 2. Official-Unofficial Rules for this year: Here's a couple of tidbits regarding the upcoming Chimp Challenge '09. First, the rules: 1. First team to accumulate 20,000,000 points from the start time wins. 2. Start time for the contest is Saturday, May 5th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time. 3. The victor gets to claim the lucky jaded monkey as the prize. Tales have been told of untold wealth and fame that comes with this. The victorious team is allowed to display in any honorary fashion the jaded monkey, the losing team is forbidden to display it. The losing team is bestowed the dreaded monkey's paw, which is said to be cursed. People have been known for have very bad luck with this paw! 4. Team captains are as follows: TBA 5. In the event of a close race, the Stanford site will be considered the official source for points information. 6. Only team captains are allowed to make changes to rules. 7. The official folding names are TBA 8. Have fun and keep it positive. I'm going to get in touch with seadave from the overclockers. He's going to hook us up with stats as he did last year. He's working on the coding right now and will pass along a url when he has it up and running. He did a hella job last year with the stats. Many of us even have the final graph proudly stashed away in our files as a reminder of the contest and the outcome. If you have a chance, give him a pat on the back and a bit of thanks for his trouble. When I have that url for the site I'll pass it along to you guys/gals. Official Rules at MPC The chimp challenge thread over at overclockers, here. (TBA) Trash Talk! Stats tracking courtesy of seadave77 at overclockers. I'll try post screenshots from stanford for each team on may 5th, 12pm pacific. Edit: All Teams starting screenshot from Stanford. Full Race Graph I'll add more to/edit this post as necessary. Any questions or comments feel free to ask me here, there or anywhere you can find me!